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Either with the power of international box office, or with the bonus of low budgets (in some cases both), there are some films that came out this year that wound up making a huge profit without really getting that much fanfare.
Gun control has always been a hotly debated topic for Americans that has bled into the movie scene many times. If itís not Michael Moore slamming American Sniper for heroizing snipers or Seth Rogenís implications on social media, itís gun associations firing back. Today, PARA USA is the one making headlines for bashing Liam Neeson.
When Liam Neeson was asked if heíd ever entertain the notion of coming back for more adventures in this franchise, he certainly didnít shoot the idea out of the sky.
The third and purportedly final installation in the Taken franchise hit theaters this weekend. On the one hand it's probably a good thing that it's the last movie.
To mark the release of Taken 3, here are 10 threequels that are actually worth watching.
What would you do if you got a call from Bryan Mills himself? The main character of the Taken franchise is pretty badass, so any of us would probably crap a brick in excitement. But now imagine that Mills is threatening to break your arm ó slowly.
January is a rough month for movies. Itís a time thatís also considered a dumping ground for plenty of films that weíll all forget about by the time the summer blockbusters roll around. But nobody ever thinks of January as the time weíve all been waiting for. However, there are a few movies that have broken this nasty cycle.
Want to see Taken and Taken 2 ripped apart by Honest Trailers? Of course you do. Then click inside for their ritual lambasting of the over the top action series.
The year 2015 is certainly starting off slow, as we only have one movie on the docket this week. But if projected death counts for a flick is your metric for cinematic success, then, my friend, you are in luck. A certain agent is back to find someone and kill everyone in his path on the way. Some poor scrub is getting Taken again.
Liam Neeson has a unique set of skills: heís able to have a successful career as an action star in his 60s, he can grapple with wolves, and he can still throw Key and Peele into a tizzy. But the one thing he canít do is get people to go to Europe.
When we first get to know who Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills really is in Pierre Morel's Taken, it's basically because he's delivering his resume over the phone to a bunch of kidnappers. Well, with Taken 3 on the horizon, 20th Century Fox has taken it to the next level by actually giving Bryan Mills his own LinkedIn profile.
This sequel seems to find Mills on American soil and on the run from every branch of our countryís law enforcement afterÖ well, to avoid spoilers, Iíll just say that he has been accused of a crime that he did not commit.
The cops arrive, and heís accused of murderingÖ someone in the bed. Is that Janssenís character? But Mills has a murder to solve, so the rest of the trailer shows how the usual hunter now will play the hunted as the story of Taken draws to an eventual close.
The third instalment to Liam Neesonís explosive action series Taken has been renamed, and it is quite possibly the most ridiculous movie title in years. Tak3n wonít revolve around Neesonís Bryan Mills trying to snatch back members of his own family from European kidnappers, but will instead see Mills on the run from both the US government and a group of criminals after he is framed for the murder of someone close to him.
Liam Neeson has revealed various plot details for Taken 3, while several new images for the upcoming action behemoth have also been unveiled. Rather than hunting down terrorists for the third instalment to the explosive franchise Neesonís Mills will find himself being chased after he is framed for the murder of someone close to him.
20th Century Fox is in the midst of setting things up so that they will have new comic book projects continually coming out over the next few years. In addition to X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be coming out this May, the studio already has their Fantastic Four reboot scheduled to come out next year, and X-Men: Apocalypse set for 2016, but now they've officially added three more big titles to their own developing Marvel cinematic universe.
Maybe Neeson was pitched an idea that was too good to pass up on? Maybe he likes working with Grace, and director Olivier Megaton? Or maybe it was just that $20 million payday? Either way, plans for the third Taken are falling into place.
And now, The Neesons Is Back! Liam Neeson is reprising his role as Bryan Mills in Taken 3: Take Take Take Take Take (title subject to change), and heíll be joined by an unlikely ally: Ghost Dog!
The second movie only cost $20 million more than the first and grossed $150 million more, so Iím sure handing out raises is the plan for everyone involved. Next on the agenda would be re-signing Janssen and Maggie Grace, whose characterís surprising emergence was the only real improvement the sequel could boast.
Robert Mark Kamen, who produced both Taken and Taken 2, has confirmed that the big box office take for the sequel has convinced the filmmakers behind it to make a part three. "We didn't start talking about [Taken 3] until we saw the numbers," Kamen said. "But then we said, 'Oh, okay. I think we should do a third one.' And Fox wants us to do a third one."